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Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Brisk polling in Tripura, 25% votes cast

Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 11:06am IST | Place: Agartala | Agency: PTI

Brisk polling is on at Tripura East (ST) Lok Sabha constituency where over 25% voters exercised their franchise within the first copule of hours on Saturday, election department sources said.

Voters were seen standing in long queues in urban and rural polling stations of the constituency much before the voting started at 7 am.

Polling began an hour and half late at a constituncy at Ambassa, the headquarter of Dhalai district as the EVMs there did not function properly and had to be changed, the sources said.

Tribals, who form the majority of the electorate in the constituency, were seen waiting to cast their votes donning colourful traditional dresses.

Women tribal voters outnumbered menfolk in the polling booths in rural and hilly areas of the state, which is witnessing the second phase of polling.

Vendors made quick business selling tea and snacks near the polling centres.

Police said no untoward incident was recorded from any part of the constituency where security personnel were deployed.

The first phase of the polls in Tripura, which has two seats, was held on April 7. 

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